Found November 30, 2012 on
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I'll spare you the long intro diatribe, the Saints scored 13 points, they turned the ball over five times and they failed to get points after having first and goal with about a minute left in the half. Frankly it just wasn't anywhere close to good enough. A pretty sick twist of fate that the offense picked this game to perform like this when the defense turned in their best performance of the season. Make the jump for the grades.
Drew Brees: F (2.61) Normally I try to give reasoning for the grades as opposed to just pointing out stats, but the stats say it all: 28-50, 341 yards, 0 touchdowns, 5 interceptions. The clock management before halftime for me was even worse than any of the turnovers. This was the worst game of Drew Brees' career and this loss is squarely on his shoulders for playing one of the worst games I've seen from a Saints' QB since Heath Shuler.
Pierre Thomas: A- (3.00) In the second half the Saints finally committed to him after giving...
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ATLANTA A lingering media throng is a curious sight following ahistoric sporting event, conversing in hushed tones but bodies and eyes all facing one direction. On Thursday night in the Georgia Dome,those eyes faced the Saints locker room door, each pair straining to spot afuture Hall of Fame quarterback.
After years of playing Atlantastormenter, Drew Brees feel back to Earth against...
’3 F*CKING POINTS BREES…U GODDAMN SON OF A ***** DICK EATING ASS GOBLIN PERIOD SLURPING DYKE…..F*CK U’ That tweet from @drunkn151er is just a taste of the NSFW nonsense that was sent Drew Brees way after his awful five interception performance. The Falcons won 23-13 in a game that the Saints should’ve won had Brees not completely sh*t the bed.
New Orleans fans can’t...
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Boy, did Drew Brees lay an egg against the Atlanta Falcons.
Five interceptions for the first time in his career.
The end of his NFL-record touchdown streak.
And a timing mistake that cost the Saints dearly.
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead, then turned to their defense to make it stand up. The result was a 23-13 victory Thursday night that pushed Atlanta to the brink of a division...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.
The Falcons moved to the brink of clinching the NFC South and dealt a big blow to the Saints (5-7) and their fading playoff hopes. William Moore had two of the five interceptions...
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